If you’re new to using the Instant Pot pressure cooker, you’re going to love this round-up of healthy, easy recipes for beginners. Learn to make rice, soup, potatoes, beans, and veggies.

easy basics for instant pot beginners

Getting Started

The most common complaint I get about the Instant Pot is that people have purchased one, but it’s still in the box. I was guilty of that, too. When I first got an electric pressure cooker several years ago, I was scared of it. I was afraid of not doing it correctly and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to figure it out.

The truth is, it takes some work to get started using an electric pressure cooker. You need to have a basic understanding of how it works and the basic guidelines before it starts to feel easy. That’s why I put together a whole step-by-step guide for how to use the Instant Pot.

And, I’m taking that guide one step further today by sharing these easy Instant Pot recipes for beginners round-up!

Easy & Healthy Recipes

This list of Easy & Healthy Instant Pot Recipes is organized into two main categories: one-ingredient recipes and easy meals and side dishes. As you get started using your Instant Pot, feel free to reach out and ask me any questions in the comments section.

You can also join my free Facebook group where I share easy and healthy Instant Pot recipes. Or, if you’re looking for more Instant Pot meals, check out my entire index.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners

This post includes easy Instant Pot healthy, basic recipes for beginners, including basic cooked proteins, soup, vegetables, and beans. Once you learn how to cook these healthy basics, you will find that you'll be so much more comfortable using the pressure cooker.


Here are some of my favorite single-ingredient basic recipes for the Instant Pot.

Easy Meals & Side Dishes

Here are a few of the easiest Instant Pot recipes you'll ever find.

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